Moshe-Mordechai van Zuiden

Understanding Donald Trump for Left-Wing intellectuals

I continue to read and hear nonsense by sophisticated Left-Wingers. Let me try again to clarify.

1. Workers — Donald Trump is on a four-year election tour for 2020. That’s his first priority. Since everyone, friend and foe, predicted that he would not win in the last election, he will not take seriously anything that predicts his future loss. And working hard got him there and he’s working for it again. (In work hours he’s lazy, but not in tenacity.)

He will say and do what his base likes. There is no deeper logic or ideology behind much of what he does. His lust for media attention is not for self-gratification but mainly for cheap publicity.

So, he brands himself as streetwise, strong, rich (the workers vicariously adore the successful). He spits on his hypocritical lying pretending arrogant (“deplorables”) opponents and takes personal revenge on the book-smart people. He’s very close to the working Joes, and they feel it.

2. Libertarians — Meanwhile, he does not forget to keep his “liberal” base happy. Those are people who want to deregulate as much as possible because regulations generally protect the weak and hinder the powerful. The “profit goes for anything” guys are very pleased with their president. As a bonus and to distract, he throws in some politically incorrect stuff.

3. The Rich — It is important that he doesn’t neglect the haves. This goes at the expense of the have-nots, but the reverse Robin Hood makes sure that they’ll never find out until it’s too late (see 1). It’s going very well.

4. Character — All the analyses by real psychiatrists and the best tealeaf-readers amount to nothing. He’s not narcissistic nor an ideological racist (he has no time or patience for ideology). Rather,

A. He’s so brilliant that he has developed no patience, discipline or reading skills (for anything longer than his signature, including the Donald Duck). He assumes that anything can be learned on the fly.

B. He’s also used to be the boss, so he doesn’t see any need to explain, obey or cooperate. He enjoys winning and gratifying his lusts – who doesn’t? – and his working-class base is vicariously with him.

C. He’s a great pretender, enjoying to fool folks. That’s his little secret. He’s not immoral; morality should play no role in doing business. He’s a very effective speaker. He gets a kick out of convincing against the facts.

D. He’s actually a very poor negotiator. He only has two modes: Forget it, and: I’ll give you more than you asked for. The first makes him come out tough and the second gives him “impossible” “deals.”

E. He’s a practical conservative guy. The end justifies the means. And what always worked will work again. Use Jews; they always deliver.

F. He learned that bullying works well, to feign anger intimidates, but being nice and charming works best with “idiots” (normal people). As with many strong people, many project their weaknesses on him. He (of course) likes other strongmen.

G. He will never get unhappy. He’ll put a positive swing on anything to stay happy and hopeful.

So no, he’s not stupid, an ideologist or crazy. And he’s more humble than most in the political world. But who wants to admit that (if they’d every recognize humility), because that’s really embarrassing.

The bad news:

– He’s going to win a second term.

– He just got the opportunity to give the US Supreme Court a Conservative majority for decades to come, Making America Immoral Again (death penalty, guns everywhere and gay oppression, abortion illegal, reduced support for the weak and environment).

Those who know how to pray, better start working hard at it.

About the Author
DES survivor born in 1953, to two Holocaust survivors in The Netherlands, and holds a BA in medicine. He taught Re-evaluation Co-counseling, became a social activist, became religious, made Aliyah, and raised three kids. Wrote an unpublished tome about Jewish Free Will. For decades known to the Jerusalem Post readers as a frequent letter writer. Always trying to bring something original, and to avoid boring you or wasting your time with the obvious.
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